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Things are Shaping up on the mini Farm
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Jimbob .........Michigan    Posted 06-05-2003 at 16:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
My two week old chicks are in their new coop. I raised them in a childs portable swimming pool (empty of course). They seemed pleased to have lots of room now. Their coop is eight feet x eight feet. I will train them to free range during the day after they get used to the fenced-in pen.

Got two goats today, both one week old. One is brown with gray ears & the other is black with grey ears. I will be finishing their pens next week. Each pen is 20 sq feet. The two pigs will get their new pen this Saturday. It is eight feet x eight feet (64 sq feet).

The outdoor fenced areas for the pigs & chicks will be finished a week from this Saturday. The goats will have fenced-in 5 acres of hay to graze.

Lots of fun at the mini farm.

You gotta.....    Posted 06-05-2003 at 17:30:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
worry bout coyotes where ya at?

Jimbob    Posted 06-05-2003 at 19:06:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
No coyotes, but racoon, badger & red fox are a problem. All steel building with steel wall buried & steel fence buried around perimeter plus entire bottom of animal holding areas.

This here is the goat aga    Posted 06-05-2003 at 21:41:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

and if you put me in a 20 sq. ft. pen I will make your hair turn grey and I will make that steel building look like a cheese grater. Did I mention that they haven't built a fence that will hold me in.

Jimbob    Posted 06-06-2003 at 05:21:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
The goat pens are lined with a continous 'wall' of 2 by 4 wood butted against each other. They could not break thru it. Should I make the pens larger? The books I read on goats is 20 sq feet is proper sized.

williamf    Posted 06-06-2003 at 08:03:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't really know much about goats, but 20 square feet (4x5) seems small for a pen. Maybe a stall, with somewhere bigger to go during the day? Or are these really small goats?

Jimbob    Posted 06-06-2003 at 11:17:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grew up a city persons who 'get out of dodge' 25 years ago. I meant stall (over night sleeping) for the goats. 20 sq ft per stall. They have run of 5 acres for their 'pen'.

williamf    Posted 06-06-2003 at 08:06:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, yeah. I see above now. Big pen to graze.
Wm - who sometimes posts before reading.

Clod    Posted 06-05-2003 at 17:05:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You sound like you are having a great time up there on the farm.We wish you well.

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